Register with Disability Support

Register for Disability Support by completing the online form.

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Information for Staff

Disability Support can help staff to provide the best possible environment for students.

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For more information, including how to access support, how to report an incident, and how you can play your role, see Safer Campus Community.

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University study can be a challenge … even more so if you have a disability or medical condition that you need to manage as well.

In light of COVID-19, we are committed to supporting the health and well-being of our staff and students by following physical distancing guidelines. We are providing phone and virtual (ZOOM) appointments for students.

Face-to-face appointments are also available upon request.

To arrange any of these options, please contact us on 8313 5962 or email disability@adelaide.edu.au or by completing our Online Registration Form.

Our office hours are: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

For after-hours support: Contact University Security on 831 35990

For University of Adelaide Crisis Support Line: Contact 1300 167 654; Text 0488 884 197, Monday - Friday 5 pm to 9 am, weekends 24 hours.

Disability Support can help you manage ways to accommodate your disability or medical condition whilst at Uni so you can focus your energy towards your studies. We encourage you to register with our service as soon as you enroll in your courses, or as soon as possible, so that we have sufficient time to discuss the impact of your condition on your studies, and to put the right supports in place for you.

Registering with Disability Support will enable us to start discussing your needs with you and how we might be able to support you in your studies. If you have complex requirements, you can register before you have been made an offer of study.

The NDCO (National Disability Coordination Officer Program) has developed some useful pre-planning tool-kits for people with disability entering Higher Education. 

Planning for post-secondary education

Who do we support?

We support students with a wide range of disabilities and medical conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Learning difficulties (e.g. Dyslexia or Dyspraxia)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Medical conditions (e.g. Crohns Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Cancer)
  • Physical disabilities (e.g. Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Mental health conditions (e.g. Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia)
  • Sensory impairments (e.g. vision or hearing)
  • Mobility difficulties (e.g. use of mobility aids)
  • Brain injury (e.g. strokes or injuries caused by accidents)
  • Temporary injuries (e.g. fractured limb)

We understand that some students don’t identify their condition as a ‘disability’. However, if your ongoing health condition is impacting in any way on your studies, we are here to help- please contact us.

Critical Dates - Update

Register with Disability Support with your medical documentation to apply for Alternative Examination Arrangement (AEA). Last date to apply for AEA for Semester 2, 2020 examinations will be Friday 09 October 2020.

Please refer to Critical Dates website for more information.

How to contact us?

Disability Support is located in Hughes Building, level 6, North Terrace campus [Map Reference: K10]

If you are unable to manage stairs, please refer to accessible routes shown on the campus map, or contact our office on 8313 5962 or disability@adelaide.edu.au. We will be able to advise you about the easiest accessible route based on where you will be entering the campus.

Roseworthy campus

Disability Support is provided to students at the Roseworthy campus through the Student Support Coordinator.

Phone: 8313 7932 or email ssc@adelaide.edu.au

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